Gerri Hill – The Scorpion


Poking a sleeping bear with a sharp stick is foolish. Marty Edwards is about to be very foolish.

Investigative reporter Marty Edwards has found her niche: cold cases. She loves poring over old notes, hunting down long-forgotten witnesses, and digging down through the layers of an unsolved murder case. But this time, Marty is digging where someone obviously doesn’t want her. And that someone might also include the Brownsville Police Department. Why else would they assign Detective Kristen Bailey to baby-sit her?

Barely surviving two attempts on her life, Marty abandons Brownsville and the case. Danger follows her as the case turns red-hot. With Detective Bailey along for protection, they race along the Gulf Coast, neither knowing who, if anyone, they can trust. The hardest part is learning to trust each other before it’s too late for their hearts – and their lives.

Author: Gerri Hill
Narrator: Abby Craden
Duration: 7 hours 31 minutes
Released: 20 Jul 2001
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I love this story. The characters felt grounded in not overly dramatic or angsty but human, flawed and real. The only issue that I can criticized is that Gerri Hill seems to have a pattern in which the main characters- SPOILER ALERT- have not deep ties nor are passionate about their careers. Maybe is a personal pet peeve because my career is such a defining and intrinsic part of my identity but it seems off that some many main characters can just shed that part of themselves and leave it behind.